Category Archives: Top News AFRICA

Music + streaming service Nigeria lands deal with Sony Music

In Nigeria, Music +, the music streaming service of telecommunications operator MTN, has entered into a partnership with Sony Music Entertainment to distribute on its platform in the Federal Republic the content of the label’s catalog. The agreement between Music + and Sony Music Entertainment, which together with Universal Music Group and Warner Music Group, [...]

Temperature restores hope in music talents on TV Africa Ghana

Temperature is a platform formed by the station to give young rappers and Dancehall artiste the opportunity to show the world what they have in terms of rap music. For rap and Dancehall music lovers, TV Africa has brought joy with their newly exuberant, vibrant and sensational Rap talent show Temperature with the ever [...]

Free Digital signals for Samburu households

Sixty households in Samburu County locked out after the analogue to digital TV migration will soon receive free digital set top boxes. The digital TV project for Kenya is being implemented by the ministry of Information, Communication and Technology on behalf of the government of Kenya and Star times Software Technologies on behalf of the [...]

SABC2 brings DEKATv to its lineup

SABC2 is adding DEKATv to its growing genre of magazine programmes that are educating and entertaining. The magazine show will debut for the first time on SABC2 on Wednesday, 18 April 2018 at 19h30. DEKATv is set to take viewers on a journey of creativity and all forms of art, from extraordinary travels to journeys [...]

Pay TV to reach 37 million in SSA in 2023

Dataxis latest research highlights the steady rise expected in Pay TV numbers in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). While TV penetration will continue to grow to reach around 46 % of total households, Pay TV offers are forecasted to increase their reach in African homes with more than 37 million subscribers in 2023. The market will remain [...]

BBC Studios secured 300+ hours of programming and partnered up with MultiChoice for Offering in Africa

BBC Studios announced at MIPTV that Africa has secured over 300 hours of programming from across its portfolio since the start of 2018, including a first time deal with TV-on-the-go service, DSTV NOW.   MultiChoice’s pay TV platform DSTV NOWs first package deal with BBC Studios includes an eclectic mix of music and arts programming. With over 100 hours acquired, key titles include Last [...]

IFLIX selects Bitmovin to deliver HD experience to mobile Subscribers

Bitmovin, a world leader in online video technology, announces that iflix, the worlds leading entertainment service for emerging markets, will use Bitmovin encoding to enable the delivery of TV shows, movies and sport in high definition video over low bandwidth mobile networks across the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific.   Utilizing Bitmovins encoding tools via [...]

Zambia local broadcasting houses welcome Deutshe Welle

Dora Siliya Minister of Information and Broadcasting Services of Zambia has welcomed the partnership between international media institutions and local media houses. Speaking during a courtesy call on her by German media house Deutsche Welle (DW) Director General Peter Limbourg, Hon Siliya said forged partnerships would create a platform for local media houses to scale [...]

Disney Ducktales hits DStv South Africa this month

Disneys rebooted DuckTales aired overseas in 2017, which was well received by many fans, both young and old. A few weeks ago, Disney screened the pilot episodes at Movies@Monte and have officially announced the launch of the cartoon on South African screens later this month. Disney XD, DStv Channel 304, will air the hour long, double episode of the animated [...]